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Sabri M Al Mohayri vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988), Thessaloniki GRE, rd 1, Nov-13
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. General (C68)  ·  0-1

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Jan-28-06
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  tpstar: I like how Black met 5. d3 with 5 ... f6, then played for a dark square blockade (6 ... c5, 9 ... a5, 10 ... b6, 11 ... g5) with the Be6/Qd7 defending the light squares. Instructive how Black avoided ... 0-0-0 in favor of strolling over to the Kingside later (19 ... Kf7). 37 ... Bxb3!? is interesting; 38. Nxb3 Qxh3+ 39. Kg1 with no immediate win, but Black has 39 ... Kf7 & 40 ... Rfg8 with wide open lines toward White's King.

miseriapopular-tpstar (QueenAlice 9/30/05) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 f6 [last book move] 6. h3 Be6 7. a3 Qd7 8. Nc3 0-0-0 (8 ... c5) 9. Be3 c5 10. 0-0 g5 11. a4 [11. Qe2 Nh6 =] h5 [11 ... g4 12. hg Bxg4 13. Nb1 ] 12. h4 g4 [12 ... gh 13. Nxh4 Bd6 14. Nd5 ] 13. Nd2 [=] Be7 14. g3 Nh6 15. a5 f5 16. Na4 [16. Bxh6 Rxh6 17. ef Bxf5 =] Qc6 17. Qe1 f4 (17 ... Nf7 first avoids the Qe3 double attack) 18. gf ef 19. Bxf4 Nf7 [Less advisable is 19 ... Bxh4 20. Qe3 Bg8 21. Qxc5 Qxc5 22. Nxc5 ] 20. Bg3 Qb5 21. Nc3 Qxb2 22. Nd5 Bd6 23. Nc4 Qxc2 (living dangerously) 24. Nxd6+ Nxd6 25. Ne7+ [25. Nf4!? Rh6 26. Rc1 =] Kb8 26. Qb1 (whew) Qxb1 27. Raxb1 Nb5 28. Rfc1 Rh7 29. Ng6 Rxd3 30. Rxc5 Ra3 31. Nf8 Rh6 32. Re5 [32. Rbc1!? ] Nd4 33. Rc5 Ne2+ 34. Kg2 Nxg3 35. fxg3 Bc8 36. Rd5 c6 37. Re5 Ra2+ 38. Kg1 Rd6 [38 ... Rf6 39. Re8 Rd6 ] 39. Re7? [39. Rxh5 Ra3 40. Kh1 ] Rd3 40. Rf7 Rxg3+ 41. Kf1 Rf3+ 42. Rxf3 gxf3 43. Ng6 Bh3+ 44. Kg1 Rg2+ [44 .. f2+ 45. Kh1 Re2 ] 45. Kh1 Rxg6 46. Kh2 f2 47. Kxh3 Rg1 48. Rxg1 fxg1=Q 49. e5 Qe3+ 0-1.

Feb-05-06
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  tpstar: 6. Nc3 should work out even better for Black than 6. Nbd2, since d5 is covered twice (preventing Nd5) and it takes time to ride over to the Kingside (Ne2 & Ng3). Partial credit for the dark square blockade with no castling (12 ... Kf7), but I should have played ... a5 to prevent my pieces from being so congested in the center.

Robblammo-tpstar (FICS 2/5/06): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 f6 6. Nc3 Be6 7. Be3 c5 8. 0-0 Qd7 9. a4 b6 (9 ... a5 & 10 ... b6) 10. b3 Bd6 (10 ... a5 again; 10 ... Ne7!? 11. a5 b5? 12. Bxc5) 11. Re1 Ne7 12. Ne2 Kf7 13. Ng3 h5 14. h3 g5


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15. Nxh5!? Rxh5 16. Nxe5+ Bxe5 17. Qxh5+ Kg7 18. h4? Rh8!? (18 ... Bg4 ) 19. Qf3?? Bg4 20. Qg3 Bxg3 21. fxg3 gh 22. gh Rxh4 and Black won (0-1).

Nov-19-14
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  tpstar: fext-tpstar (ChessAnyTime 11/18/14): 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 f6 6. Nh4!? Be6 7. Be3 Qd7 8. 0-0 0-0-0 9. Nf3 g5 10. d4?! ed 11. Nxd4?? c5 12. Nxe6 Qxd1 0-1.


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